Cotswold Notes: Bampton: Shepherd's Hey

Form

Corner dance with extended first verse.

Phrasing

(Ax6+Bx3)+(A+Bx3)x2+A because of the extended first verse.

Whole Dance

This dance is identical to The Rose Tree and Country Gardens except for the extended Foot Up.

Foot Up

The Foot Up is done 12 times: (D1 & D2 Foot Up twice then walk [whilst next couple are starting their Foot Up] to P9 & P10. Then D2 & D3 Foot Up twice then walk to P7 & P8. Then D5 & D6 Foot Up twice ending in place)x2 firstly with the Foot Ups done upwards & secondly with them done downwards from the new positions ending up back in normal positions.

Each Foot Up is done by only a pair of partners [the others stand still] and is half length, not having the Foot Down part.

Use

This dance is used by some teams as a first dance to dance on with.

Source of Information

Learnt as part of Lagabag Morris’s dance repertoire.

Further Information

This page only contains features specific to this dance. Where not specified, the features of this dance are in common with other dances in this tradition.


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